Definitions of charge

  1.   blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; " he charged me director with indifference"
  2.   The price demanded for a thing or service.
  3.   attribute responsibility to; " We blamed the accident on her"; " The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
  4.   To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases.
  5.   To call to account; to challenge.
  6.   Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; - usually in the plural.
  7.   To make an onset upon; attack.
  8.   a person committed to your care; " the teacher led her charges across the street"
  9.   Load; injunction; object of care; care; accusation; onset.
  10.   That which is laid or imposed on; the quantity of powder and shot or balls necessary to load a gun or cannon; an onset or attack, as on an enemy in battle; any person, thing, or business intrusted or delivered over to another; a trust; exhortation or instructions by a judge to a jury, or by a bishop to his clergy; a solemn direction or command; accusation or imputation; the transactions that constitute a debt; cost; expense; rent or tax on property; the quantity of electricity sent into a coated jar.
  11.   To place within or upon any firearm, piece of apparatus or machinery, the quantity it is intended and fitted to hold or bear; to load; to fill; as, to charge a gun; to charge an electrical machine, etc.
  12.   A load or burder laid upon a person or thing.
  13.   To load; enjoin; attack; impute to.
  14.   To lay or impose something upon; instruct; enjoin.
  15.   cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; " After the second episode, she had to be committed"; " he was committed to prison"
  16.   Care; custody; the object of care; order or command; injunction; duty; attack or onset; that which is laid on or in; burden; the quantity with which a gun is loaded; the instructions given by a judge to a Jury, or by a bishop to the clergy of his diecese; accusation; price; an entry on the debit side of an account; a quantity of electrical fluid communicated to a Leyden jar, & c.; the figures represented on the escutcheon, by which the bearers are distinguished from one another. A charge of lead, thirty- six pigs, each containing six stone, wanting two pounds each.
  17.   a special assignment that is given to a person or group; " a confidential mission to London"; " his charge was deliver a message"
  18.   assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; " He was appointed deputy manager"; " She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
  19.   place a heraldic bearing on; " charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
  20.   move quickly and violently; " The car tore down the street"; " He came charging into my office"
  21.   saturate; " The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
  22.   Weight; import; value.
  23.   To lay on or impose, as a task, duty, or trust; to command, instruct, or exhort with authority; to enjoin; to urge earnestly; as, to charge a jury; to charge the clergy of a diocese; to charge an agent.
  24.   To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples.
  25.   fill or load to capacity; " charge the wagon with hay"
  26.   The act of rushing upon, or towards, an enemy; a sudden onset or attack, as of troops, esp. cavalry; hence, the signal for attack; as, to sound the charge.
  27.   cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; " charge a conductor"
  28.   An admonitory address; instruction; command.
  29.   a task that has been assigned to a person or group; " a confidential mission to London"; " his charge was deliver a message"
  30.   Care and custody, or the object cared for.
  31.   to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; " he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
  32.   That quantity, as of ammunition, electricity, ore, fuel, etc., which any apparatus, as a gun, battery, furnace, machine, etc., is intended to receive and fitted to hold, or which is actually in it at one time
  33.   An impetuous onset; also, the signal for it.
  34.   A formal accusation of criminal activity. The prosecuting attorney decides on the charges, after reviewing police reports, witness statements and any other evidence of wrongdoing. Formal charges are announced at an arrested person's arraignment.
  35.   the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body ( either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons; " the battery needed a fresh charge"
  36.   To accuse; to make a charge or assertion against ( a person or thing); to lay the responsibility ( for something said or done) at the door of.
  37.   To place something to the account of as a debt; to debit, as, to charge one with goods. Also, to enter upon the debit side of an account; as, to charge a sum to one.
  38.   That which is laid on: cost or price: the load of powder, etc., for a gun: attack or onset: care, custody: the object of care: command: exhortation: accusation.
  39.   enter a certain amount as a charge; " he charged me $ 15"
  40.   To make an onset.
  41.   To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
  42.   make an accusatory claim; " The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
  43.   To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets.
  44.   Thirty- six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; - called also charre.
  45.   a impetuous rush toward someone or something; " the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; " the battle began with a cavalry charge"
  46.   An order; a mandate or command; an injunction.
  47.   To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
  48.   To assume as a bearing; as, he charges three roses or; to add to or represent on; as, he charges his shield with three roses or.
  49.   To make an attack.
  50.   heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
  51.   give over to another for care or safekeeping; " consign your baggage"
  52.   ( criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; " he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
  53.   To rush on or attack; load, as a gun; to command; instruct; accuse; to demand as a price; to place something on record as due from, or as a debt of.
  54.   To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge.
  55.   demand payment; " Will I get charged for this service?"; " We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
  56.   Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services.
  57.   To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding.
  58.   Harm.
  59.   instruct ( a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
  60.   instruct or command with authority; " The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
  61.   a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; " this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
  62.   attention and management implying responsibility for safety; " he is under the care of a physician"
  63.   An address ( esp. an earnest or impressive address) containing instruction or exhortation; as, the charge of a judge to a jury; the charge of a bishop to his clergy.
  64.   ( psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object; " Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"
  65.   To rush on; to attack; to load, as a gun; to lay on, as a tax; to intrust to; to set down to, as a debt; to blame; to censure; to accuse; to command, exhort, or enjoin; to give directions to, as a judge to a jury, or a bishop to his clergy; to fill with the electrical fluid.
  66.   pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt; " Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?"
  67.   an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; " the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
  68.   To set as a price; demand; set down something against; debit; accuse.
  69.   To squat on its belly and be still; - a command given by a sportsman to a dog.
  70.   A position ( of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge.
  71.   An accusation.
  72.   To lay on or load: to impose or intrust: to fall upon or attack: to put to the account of: to impute to: to command: to exhort.
  73.   set or ask for a certain price; " How much do you charge for lunch?"; " This fellow charges $ 100 for a massage"
  74.   impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; " He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
  75.   To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
  76.   A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust.
  77.   direct into a position for use; " point a gun"; " He charged his weapon at me"
  78.   An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged.
  79.   To rush on and attack; to load or fill; to lay on or impose; to enjoin; to command; to place on the debit side of an account; to impute; to accuse; to entrust; to give directions to.
  80.   the price charged for some article or service; " the admission charge"
  81.   the swift release of a store of affective force; " they got a great bang out of it"; " what a boot!"; " he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; " he does it for kicks"
  82.   A soft of plaster or ointment.
  83.   attention and management implying responsibility for safety; " he is in the care of a bodyguard"
  84.   request for payment of a debt; " they submitted their charges at the end of each month"
  85.   A bearing. See Bearing, n., 8.
  86.   A price; entry of indebtedness; tax; expense; cost.
  87.   energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; " I need to charge my car battery"
  88.   A load, as for a firearm.
  89.   lie down on command, of hunting dogs
  90.   Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty.
  91.   a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; " the judge's charge to the jury"
  92.   cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; " The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
  93.   To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods.
  94.   financial liabilities ( such as a tax); " the charges against the estate"
  95.   Heed; care; anxiety; trouble.
  96.   provide with munition; " He loaded his gun carefully"
  97.   An entry or a account of that which is due from one party to another; that which is debited in a business transaction; as, a charge in an account book.
  98.   file a formal charge against; " The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
  99.   An onset; quantity with which a firearm, etc., is loaded; an obligation; an order; authoritative direction; price.

Quotes of charge

  1. The job of mayor and Governor is becoming more and more like the job of university president, which I used to be; it looks like you are in charge but you are not. – Lamar Alexander
  2. Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself. – Robert Foster Bennett
  3. Of your own indefatigable labor from early dawn and of your explicit instructions, that the batteries should reserve their ammunition, until the grand charge should commence, for which the enemy were undoubtedly preparing. – John Bigelow
  4. And basically, the sense of the 'Pledge to America' is this: Republicans understand when we were in charge we got fired in '06. We spent too much money. We defied the trust that the people had put in us. And we know that there is a better way. – Eric Cantor
  5. If the U. N. were to be successful in its efforts to control the Internet, countries where human rights records range from questionable to criminal could be put in charge of determining what is and is not allowed to appear online. – John Doolittle
  6. I've certainly experienced racism, but it has not made a great impact on me. I have always thought, as I got older and older, I was more in charge of who I was. What someone thought about me or said about me made less of an impression on me at very vulnerable times. – Robert Guillaume
  7. Many times I felt like I'd do better than what the director did, but some of them got a little discouraged because they didn't have full charge of making the film, and sometimes there'd be battles of egos. – Ray Harryhausen
  8. I also think stress is related to control. When you're in charge of your life, you tend to not care about losing control of things that don't really matter like traffic jams. – Marilu Henner
  9. His unit is in charge of 5, 000 homes, and they've only been able to search about 2 percent of them. People are standing on roofs or sticking their hands out of air vents so they can get rescued. – Allen Johnson
  10. When the show started out, it was like all of a sudden we had to do 35 episodes and we had just a month and a half to write them, and it took me a while to realize that I was in charge – Mike Judge
  11. The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February. – Joseph Wood Krutch
  12. Let the message go out- a new generation has taken charge of Labour which is optimistic about our country, optimistic about our world, optimistic about the power of politics. We are optimistic and together we will change Britain. – Ed Miliband
  13. The act of conducting in itself, of waving my arms in the air and being in charge I didn't miss. I missed the sensual pleasure of being in contact with music. – Esa-Pekka Salonen
  14. Originally a record producer more or less hired a bunch of professionals to participate in a recording session, the performers and the technicians, and a music director was put in charge That directly related to a film producer's job. – Tony Visconti

Usage examples for charge

  1. “ A charge of 10s. ” – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  2. Besides, I look at what he said when he gave her in charge – The Queen Against Owen by Allen Upward
  3. “ " I have a letter for Mr. Haye," said Winthrop, " which my brother left in my charge – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  4. Well, Percival, what have you to say against this last charge – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  5. “ I will take charge if you want me to, but my voice is gone. ” – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  6. Are you to have charge of it?" ” – Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways by Jessie Graham Flower
  7. How much shall I charge him? ” – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  8. In less than a minute there were bumpies upon every one of them, and two of the bumpies took charge of Marian. ” – Half-Past Bedtime by H. H. Bashford
  9. You can take entire charge – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  10. He saw John coming out of the pawnbroker's the day before the charge was made against me." ” – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  11. But it was out of his charge now. ” – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  12. “ D'ye think he'd charge – Tales from the Veld by Ernest Glanville
  13. Take charge of these things, Rawlins. ” – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  14. “ I make no charge – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  15. Why, it was little Molly, her own particular charge at school, whose reading lesson she heard every day. ” – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
  16. She will place in your charge what she loves more than she does herself." ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. “ I wish your father and mother had never left you in my charge for I don't know how to take care of you. ” – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  18. You'll charge that I never told you that I loved you. ” – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  19. I'm on duty then, and can't take my eye off my charge – Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag by Louisa M. Alcott
  20. At the same moment Wayne cried, " Charge – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton

Idioms for charge